Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bookgirl's Hilarious Book Pick of the Week

Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don't always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach's verses perfectly capture the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity.

With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, Go the F**k to Sleep is beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny—a book for parents new, old, and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children.


Ok, so the first time I saw this book, I shrieked in horror. OMG! What were they thinking, writing a book like that? Then I read it and almost fell off the chair laughing like crazy. This is what I did to my parents. I was the child who never went to bed. I popped up more that one of those wind up dog in a box toys.

I don't have kids. Dogs are my chosen furry children, but even they have their moments of not going to bed when they are supposed to. I think if you are a parent of any kind, you will get a laugh out of this book. Just remember, it is NOT for kids. If you are too serious, just don't look. But if you can laugh at life's frustrations, this one will make you nod and smile.


Kellie said...

Stopping by a little late from FF!

This book is tooooo funny. It get's even better when you listen to Samuel L. Jackson read it. Too good.

I'd love for you to stop by

Cozy in Texas said...

It's a shame that many will be put off my the title. Sounds like it's a funny book.